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Ask Hospitality: Reduce Temptation to Increase Profitability

Q: My business is busier than ever, yet my cash balance isn’t growing as I would expect it to. I’m concerned I’m out of touch with what could be happening around controls. I trust everyone, but need to dig a little deeper. Where do I start?

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Association Partners with DSHS to Create More Than 65 New Jobs

On Oct. 6, the Washington Hospitality Association hosted a hiring event in Seattle. In partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services (DSHS) Employment Pipeline Region 2 and Motif, Washington Hospitality was able to provide community members with valuable employment opportunities.

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Washington State Tourism Summit – POSTPONED

Of particular interest to the hospitality industry of Washington, the 2016 Washington Tourism Summit will be held on October 14th at the Crowne Plaza in SeaTac.

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WA Hospitality 2 Minute News Update – 10/10/16

New brand for the Washington Hospitality Association is unveiled; Secure scheduling movement expands to other cities; Get ready for the 2016 elections!

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Eye on Hospitality: One Year Later – Going Slow on EMV

Restaurants are slowly moving into a future of chip-based credit cards. But the emphasis is on the word “slowly.”

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Received a no-match letter from the IRS? You’re not alone

If you’re getting Internal Revenue Service notices that flag “errors” in reports you filed with the IRS under the Affordable Care Act, you’re not alone.

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Washington Hospitality hiring event has 100+ job opportunities

SEATTLE – On October 6, 2016 the Washington Hospitality Association will be connecting King County citizens with job opportunities at a hiring event. Entry-level jobs are the cornerstone for Washingtonians joining

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State’s Hoteliers and Restaurateurs Launch New Washington Hospitality Association

Washington restaurant, lodging groups merge into unified association representing the united hospitality industry.

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Employee tenure remains above pre-recession levels

Although median tenure of restaurant employees trended lower in recent years, it still remains above pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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Weekly Update: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Overtime Delay Bill on Bipartisan Vote

The House of Representatives has passed a bill by Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., to delay the Department of Labor’s overtime regulation by six months. The measure passed by a bipartisan vote of 246-177, and would move the overtime rule’s implementation date from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants See Lower Commodity Costs

The current environment is a tough one for restaurants. With rising labor costs and lower sales, restaurants struggled during the first half of 2016. The industry, however, has found relief in lower commodity costs.

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Minimum wage in WA to increase 6 cents in 2017 – unless I-1433 passes

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today that the state’s minimum wage will increase 6 cents in 2017. The wage will rise to $9.53 an hour on Jan. 1.

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Government Affairs Committee Regional Meetings 2016

Each year the Washington Hospitality Association holds a series of regional meetings to get feedback from our members on issues that are important to them. The Government Affairs (GA) team travels to various locations around the state

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WRA/WLA 2 Minute Video Update – September 26, 2016

Things you need to know in two minutes! Statewide Minimum Wage Initiative; Secure Scheduling Ordinance Passes; I-124 No Campaign Website is Live; New association is unveiled Oct. 4.

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Toolkit: Secure Scheduling Ordinance

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance, 9-0. The ordinance will require businesses provide: Two weeks advanced notice of schedules Penalty pay for changes after